- Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the new Electoral Bill
- Atiku called on the the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to roll out the 2023 election guidelines without any delay
- According to him, political parties and Nigerians can commence preparations for the 2023 general elections
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar on Friday, February 25, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to roll out election guidelines.
Atiku explained that the electoral commission needs to make the move now that the legal framework for the 2023 elections is in place.
According to the former vice president, this will enable political parties to commence the process of choosing their leaders in 2023.
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“Now that the legal framework for the 2023 elections is in place following President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Electoral Bill, @inecnigeria needs to roll out the election guidelines in earnest so that the political parties and Nigerians can fully commence the journey to choose their leaders in 2023.”
PDP reveals what will happen in Nigeria if Buhari refuses to sign electoral bill
This disclosure was made by Debo Ologunagba, the PDP publicity secretary, on Tuesday, February 22, at a media parley in Abuja.
The opposition party’s spokesman said the growing tension has the potential to cause violence, which might affect West Africa and other regions.
Electoral act: Former INEC boss reveals why Buhari must sign amended bill
Meanwhile, Buhari had been urged not to delay any further in appending his signature to the amended Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Vanguard reports that the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Atahiru Jega made the call on Wednesday, February 23, in Lagos state.
According to Jega, signing such a bill into law would go a long way in enhancing the confidence of Nigerians in the nation’s electoral process.